First of all, can we actually define "adventure" and what it is? to one man it will mean something completely different to the next man, why does an adventure have to involve off road riding?
would riding to Australia via asphalt and hard packed roads not be an adventure?
Most of the guys who chirp in and slag these things off probably ride to their local weekend meet about 50 mile away and stand there suppin tea all day, and are scared to death to try anything else in fear that they might just actually enjoy it, and therefore selling their gixxer would instantly lose them 3 inch off their penis...
As for jumping on the band wagon, are all us sports bike riders not on a very long band wagon with our our "one piece race suits" "knee sliders" "dark visors" "full race systems" i could go on, do we need all them ? no we dont, so lets not knock others for wanting and tryoing summat different!!
Basically, we're all sports bike snobs over here and if you aint riding the latest, fastest superbike then you're a nobody, Ive just come back from a 2500 mile round trip to Switzerland via the black forest in southern Germany with ten mates, and to be honest we probably only seen a handful of thou superbikes, all the rest were either GS style bikes or tourers..